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10th Year of Project SHINE at MCTC

Posted on: October 21st, 2010 by insidemctc 2 Comments

By Greg Mellas

Project SHINE orientation, fall 2010

Project SHINE orientation, fall 2010

More than 80 students went through training and orientation last month to participate in Project SHINE (Students Helping In the Naturalization of Elders.) This semester marks the 10th year that MCTC students are engaging in learning and service with immigrant communities through Project SHINE.

A collaborative initiative between MCTC and Metropolitan State University, Project SHINE links students with adult immigrant and refugee learners at community-based organizations throughout the Twin Cities. Since the local program started in 2001, over 1,100 students have engaged in more than 21,000 hours of service learning* through Project SHINE. (more…)